Haritaki: The King of Medicines
One of three dried fruits that make up the ancient Ayurvedic Triphala formula, Haritaki (terminalia chebula) has been a treasured plant food for thousands of years. Called “The Supreme Nectar that Illuminates the Mind” by 7th century Buddhists, the Medicine Buddha is frequently portrayed holding haritaki fruits in both hands.
Haritaki’s properties are known to support healthy bowel movements and gut health. Science now recognizes the gut as “the second brain” — perhaps the ancients recognized the relationship between a healthy GI tract and clarity of mind.
Haritaki Health Benefits: Body and Mind
In classical Ayurveda, Haritaki has been suggested for external wound healing, and used internally as a rejuvenating agent for the digestive system with its mild laxative action. It is considered “tridoshic,” meaning that it has the capacity to balance all three doshas — vata, pitta, and kapha.
Researchers have identified Haritaki’s pharmacological activities, including antioxidant and antiviral characteristics, but Haritaki is best known for promoting digestive health, which is why it is one of the three fruits of the famous Ayurvedic Triphala formulation.
Where is Haritaki grown?
ORGANIC INDIA Haritaki is sustainably harvested from haritaki trees within the forest regions designated as organic in cooperation with the Government of India. Haritaki comes in several different forms, the most common being a powdered substance encased in a capsule. Haritaki powder on it’s own can have a bitter taste, which is why most prefer to take it in capsule form.
Organic Haritaki for Healthy Conscious Living
ORGANIC INDIA’s Haritaki is wildcrafted, gathered from the forests of India according to ancient Ayurvedic practices to ensure the highest possible efficacy, or “prana.” All ORGANIC INDIA herbs are processed and tested in compliance with FDA and World Health Organization safety protocols.
At ORGANIC INDIA, we recognize the vast interconnectedness of life. From seed, to soil, to field, to factory, our products empower the farmers of India, promote environmental and economic recovery, and provide wellness solutions derived from nature’s intelligence.